Worcestershire v Gloucestershire
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 30th, 31st August, 1st September 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsWorcestershire 5 (Batting 3, Bowling 2); Gloucestershire 6 (Batting 4, Bowling 2)
UmpiresA Jepson, AEG Rhodes
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 25/0 (Jones 5*, Ormrod 18*; 11 overs)
Close of play day 2Worcestershire (1) 229/6 (Humphries 16*, Boyns 0*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NHC Cooperc Henderson b Pridgeon19      
Sadiq Mohammadc Jones b Boyns176      
P Bainbridgeb Gifford66      
AJ Hignellc Gifford b Boyns11      
*MJ Procterc Henderson b Boyns48      
JC Foatnot out30      
DA Graveneydid not bat      
+AJ Brassingtondid not bat      
BM Braindid not bat      
BK Shantrydid not bat      
JH Childsdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 15 lb, 1 w)17
Total(5 wickets, declared, 99.2 overs)367
Fall of wickets:
1-61, 2-202, 3-238, 4-306, 5-367 (99.2 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Watson20   2780--
Pridgeon17   6521--
Patel20   5690--
Gifford15   3381--
Henderson5   0210--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BJR Jonesc Brassington b Procter9      
JA Ormrodlbw b Brain24      
PA Nealec Brassington b Procter39      
DN Patelb Brain0      
GM Turnerc Cooper b Procter115      
SP Hendersonc Hignell b Brain18      
+DJ Humphriesnot out37      
CN Boynsnot out4      
*GG Watsondid not bat      
N Gifforddid not bat      
AP Pridgeondid not bat      
Extras(4 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)10
Total(6 wickets, declared, 83.5 overs)256
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-35, 3-35, 4-178, 5-197, 6-229
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Procter20   8373--
Childs7   2240--
Bainbridge11   4300--
Shantry11   2490--
Graveney7   2230--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NHC Cooperc Humphries b Boyns22      
Sadiq Mohammadc Henderson b Watson38      
P Bainbridgenot out76      
AJ Hignellc Humphries b Patel1      
*MJ Procterc Boyns b Patel25      
JC Foatc Neale b Patel0      
DA Graveneyc and b Gifford5      
+AJ Brassingtonb Patel6      
BM Brainnot out3      
BK Shantrydid not bat      
JH Childsdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb)8
Total(7 wickets, declared, 69 overs)184
Fall of wickets:
1-55, 2-63, 3-64, 4-114, 5-126, 6-133, 7-156
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Watson9   1351--
Pridgeon4   0210--
Boyns14   3391--
Patel26   11634--
Gifford16   7181--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BJR Joneslbw b Procter7      
JA Ormrodnot out28      
PA Nealenot out12      
DN Pateldid not bat      
GM Turnerdid not bat      
SP Hendersondid not bat      
+DJ Humphriesdid not bat      
CN Boynsdid not bat      
*GG Watsondid not bat      
N Gifforddid not bat      
AP Pridgeondid not bat      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(1 wicket, 36 overs)49
Fall of wickets:
1-9 (Jones)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brain2   120--
Procter12   4271--
Childs5   500--
Bainbridge3   210--
Shantry2   020--
Graveney7   470--
Sadiq Mohammad4   310--
Foat1   070--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> Sadiq Mohammad (1) passed his previous highest score of 170 in County Championship matches
--> NHC Cooper made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> P Bainbridge (2) passed his previous highest score of 72 in first-class matches
--> P Bainbridge (2) passed his previous highest score of 72 in County Championship matches
--> BK Shantry made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> PA Neale (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 2
--> CN Boyns achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Gloucestershire first innings (previous best was 3-98)
--> BM Brain reached 700 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Worcestershire first innings





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